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Life's Lessons: How to Savour Each Moment and Live in the Now

July 04, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 158

Today I had a wonderful day with my family. The barbecue was lit, the kids played soccer, the females shared care of the babies and put the world to right, while the men stood around the barbecue discussing rugby.

At one point, I dashed into the kitchen to retrieve a spoon for the onions, and while I was there, I caught sight of the party in the garden through the big window. And do you know, for a second, it took my breath away. At that moment, I realised that I had been part of the party for the past couple of hours, but had not really been present enough to enjoy it. I had been so busy running around taking care of everyone (making sure drinks were topped up, food was prepared, everyone had a seat etc) that up until that moment I hadn't truly appreciated this particular gathering. My nearest and dearest were all present in one place, chatting and laughing and having fun, and I had forgotten to appreciate their company. Forgotten to appreciate their laughter. Forgotten to appreciate them.

Sometimes I am reminded just how precious life is and how fast it passes by. I often find that I am so busy worrying about tomorrow, or next week, or next year that I forget to appreciate right now. Or sometimes I'm so busy in my moments, that I forget to stop and take stock of what is happening, and be thankful for it.

My youngest and last baby is eight months old already, and it has passed in the blink of an eye. Never again will I hold a newborn in my arms, and gently kiss his closed eyelids. Never again will I press a tiny baby's body up against mine to soothe him to sleep. Very soon, my oldest child will not want to snuggle anymore, my baby girl will stop wanting to always be close to me, and my second boy will stop wanting to put his hand on the skin on my chest for comfort, when he is feeling tired.

Time passes so quickly so remember to enjoy your moments. Each of us is but a small blip on the radar of life, insignificant really in the grand scale of things. Try not to spend your short life worrying about things you cannot change. Instead, spend time in the now: in this precise moment and remember to cherish your moments.

Savour them and hold them, for soon they will be gone and we will be old.

Kim Constable is self proclaimed Mompreneur. Mother to four young children and Irish Founder of Multilingual Children's Company The Rainbow Garden ( and CEO and Founder of The Global Network of Mompreneurs, Kim's Blog has a worldwide following, and aims to provide a wealth of information and support for all aspiring women entrepreneurs. A humanitarian at heart, Kim is passionate about education for children, and believes that they are the best hope for a better future and a better world.

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